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Cutest Band in Seattle Contest 2003: Blue Sky Mile

Show Date: January 24, 2003

In terms of pure cute showmanship, there was no doubt in my mind that Blue Sky Mile's frontman would win. From his get-up-and-go vocal stylings and moves to his oh-so-rocker-boy tats, he tossed his hair and danced his skinny pale indie-rock body all over that lack-of-stage space. If anyone had misgivings that the Fusion Cafe […]

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Cutest Band in Seattle Contest 2003

Show Date: January 24, 2003

Finally {!} a contest in Seattle I can judge. I may not know my wine or textiles, but I know cuteness. So, when I was actually asked to judge such a contest, I was not only excited, but vindicated in that I could finally put to use my elementary school pasttime of reading Tigerbeat magazine. […]

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Cutest Band in Seattle Contest 2003: Lands Farther East

Show Date: January 24, 2003

Lands Farther East. These guys were technically really, really good. Again I'm going to say that musically, their sound wasn't particularly *cute.* It was practically math rock, a la Tristeza or Volta Do Mar, precise and skilled. I was amused that they tuned their guitars. They only played four songs! But that's what I mean […]

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Cutest Band in Seattle Contest 2003: Ambitious Career Woman

Show Date: January 24, 2003

"We're dorks, but we're cute dorks!" announced Ambitious Career Woman. And you know, their self-effacing charm must have done the trick, because they won the judge's award for Cutest Band in Seattle! These guys played LOUD. They were over-driving the hell outta the speakers, and their first song was called, "Thanks for Ruining My Birthday." […]

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